Time Poor No Longer Style Issue
Ok, well it would be hard to “top” last week wouldn’t it? So, I’m not even going to try; which is also a good thing really because the bride and I haven’t caught up this week, so I don’t have much in the way of a wedding update.
But what I do have is a recent experience of going shopping for myself but with a personal shopper and it was just fantastic. So fantastic that I’m recommending it here because afterwards I was thinking how much it would make a great and unusual but useful gift for a bride or, alternatively, an activity you can do with the bride in prep for the wedding.
For some people knowing what’s in fashion and what suits their body type comes naturally. I used to think I was among that group or people, but recent body changes and just generally feeling as though my style needs to be a little bit more “grown up” but not really knowing how to go about it, set me off on a search. And I am so glad I did it.
I met Trisha Mee (picture above) for an hour consultation that cost me $80. Now, Trisha is based in Sydney but I am sure if you are not from NSW, she would be able to help you find someone in your state.
It starts with a couple of emails where I was quite specific about a) what I was looking for b) the kinds of shops I usually go to and c) a budget. You don’t have to go shopping because as you will see from Trisha’s website she also offers a service where she will come to your place and go through your wardrobe to work out what works from what you already have. But if you want to go shopping together and work out new styles, it’s a great idea to load her up with as much information about you and what you want as possible. It just means you make the most of your time with her.
We spent one hour together, which I was worried would not be enough time at all (yes, I am a stress head), but you know what – it was plenty of time. She was efficient and got straight down to business. NB. You can purchase additional time with Trisha if you want, I just chose an hour.
The other plus is that you are not under any pressure to buy anything when you are together. She is not working for the big stores, as far as I could tell anyway, and so she just makes suggestions and you can go back later if you want to.
I walked away with some fantastic tips from which cut of tops suit me best to how long the hem of my pants should be. She also had some great ideas for more dressy outfits that would really work for someone who is a bridesmaid for the first time But would also be great for a guest/mother of the bride/friend/sister at the wedding …or even, a bride looking for a few really special pieces to pack for a honeymoon.
All in all, it was an hour well spent and I highly recommend it.